Monday, May 23, 2011

Slaw Burgers and Smoky Corn-on-the-Cob

As soon as the weather starts getting warmer, I immediately want to uncover the grill....the nice, new, big, shiny silver grill we bought last summer and are sooooo excited to use whenever possible. THAT grill!! However, my family quickly grows tired of the good ol' American cookout of burgers and dogs and corn on the cob with I like to try to make it interesting and spice it up it bit from time to time.

I created this burger recipe to take the dull, boring burger out of our lives for good....or at least for the time being.

To Make Burgers You'll Need:

~a mix of 1 lb ground pork or beef and 1 lb ground turkey (I like to use the leanest to reduce the fat content)
~a big splash (or two) of worcestershire sauce
~1 egg
~a palm-full of garlic powder
~black pepper
~approx. 1/3 cup of shredded cheese (whatever kind you prefer)

Mix all ingredients together with's fun, try it! *Note: if too wet, add a little breadcrumbs to hold burgers together better*

I use my hands to "draw" lines through the raw meat mixture in order to make burgers of similar size.
When molding into burger rounds, push centers in so that the burgers cook more evenly on the grill or in a pan. I decided, since it was raining heavily outside today, to cook the burgers in a saute pan.

For Burger Topper/Side Dish You'll Need:

~1 bag coleslaw mix
~3/4 cup of coleslaw dressing
~1/2 chopped small onion if desired
~salt and pepper to taste

To Make Smoky Corn-on-the-Cob You'll Need:

~enough ears of corn to feed your family ;)
~light mayonaise (instead of butter)
~chili powder
~fresh lime....1 or 2
~freshly grated parmasan cheese (not shaker parmasan)

I like to grill the corn on the grill when I'm cooking out to get that crisp, browned look. But this process can be time consuming because you have to tie the husks back and slow cook them because they burn quickly.
If you boil them as usual, and then follow the rest of the directions, they are JUST as yummy and are done in no time.
I chose to boil them since the weather wasn't allowing me to cookout like originally planned.
To pull the corn recipe together, you first spread a thin layer of mayonaise over cob, until melted. Next squeeze lime juice evenly over cob and sprinkle with chili powder. Lastly, spread shredded parmasen cheese on a plate and roll cob over cheese until coated evenly. It's an awesome flavor combination.

Top burger with cole slaw and some extra black pepper.....and add a pickle or two on the side. Add some personality to your's delish....ENJOY!!!


1 comment:

  1. Looks great! I may have to try cole slaw on my veggie burgers!!! :)